Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A lucky escape

On Saturday last two men were killed when their gantry collapsed.
The two men, aged 36 and 52, were patching concrete on the side of a high-rise complex on the corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Surf Parade at Broadbeach at 8.25am (AEST) when the scaffolding collapsed.

Yesterday a window washer had a lucky escape, falling nine storeys, and only breaking bones.

The man, 20, fell about 82 feet until his feet hit an awning on the side of a building.

He appeared to have ankle injuries and was in a lot of pain, but he retained his sense of humor, telling co-workers that he had "a big wedgie" (from his harness).

Apparently his climbing/locking device locked just before he hit the ground and he was catapulted into the awning.

Not a ride I'd like to take.

I'll bet his mum's glad he bounced.

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